If God watches over a little sparrow, you know, if he takes care of the birds, here I am, one of his children, you know, he’s got so many of us down here. Human beings that send our faith up and believe. And if he watch over a sparrow, I know he watches over me.”-Sharon Jones
Before her death in 2016 Sharon Jones recorded one last album with the Dap-Kings called Soul Of A Woman. There’s already been two posthumous music video releases, and now comes the third for the song “Searching for a New Day.”
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1959 – Elvis Presley meets his future wife Priscilla Beaulieu at a party at his house in Germany, where he is serving in the US Army.
1958 – The first of Alan Freed’s Big Beat revues is held at Brooklyn, New York’s Fox Theatre. Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and his Comets, Frankie Avalon, The Elegants, Bobby Freeman, and Jimmy Clanton are all on the bill.
“RIP Sam Shepard. Ride on, genius.” – Marc Maron
Noted actor, musician and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Sam Shepard has died of ALS at the age of 73. His impressive creative legacy includes making music with some Rock & Roll legends. Continue reading →
1960 – Eddie Cochran is killed when the taxi he is traveling in crashes into a lamppost on Rowden Hill in Chippenham, England. Songwriter Sharon Sheeley and singer Gene Vincent survive the crash. Cochran was 21.
1936 – The SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America), now known as the Barbershop Harmony Society, is founded.
1941 – The world’s first commercial FM radio station, Nashville’s W47NV, begins broadcasting.
1965 – The Beach Boys record “Help Me Rhonda.”